Instructor: Lubos Thoma

Office: Tyler Hall 214

Email: thoma@math.uri.edu

Tel: 874.4451

Class schedule: MW 4.30 - 5.45pm, Tyler Hall 106

Office hours: MWF 3.00 - 4.00pm and by appointment

**Homework:**

homework set 5:
postscript

homework set 4:
postscript

homework set 3:
postscript

homework set 2:
postscript

homework set 1:
postscript

**Syllabus:** postscript

**Description:**
Linear algebra is the study of the mathematical
language for expressing one of the most general ideas
in the natural sciences -- the idea of linearity.
The most important special case of this idea
could quite possibly be the principle of linearity
of small increments: almost any natural process
is linear in the small almost everywhere.
The purpose of the course is to present the basic concepts and
techniques of linear algebra as well as some of their applications.
We will concentrate on the theory, using applications mainly
as motivation.

**Reference book: **
P. Lancaster, M. Tismenetsky, The theory of matrices with
applications,
Academic Press (0-12-435560-9)

**Additional texts:**
Horn, Johnson: Matrix Analysis

**LaTeX** info can be found here.